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Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Assault

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding, was sentenced on September 9, 2019, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Jacey Estes, age 25, was sentenced to time served, equal to approximately 3 months, in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $25.

Estes was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 12, 2019.  He pled guilty on July 22, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on November 3, 2018, when Estes was drinking and socializing at a residence with a group of individuals, including the victim.  The group then later went for a drive and at one point, Estes and the victim got into an argument.  They stopped the vehicle, Estes and the victim got out of the vehicle, and Estes struck and beat the victim’s head and face causing facial fractures.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Estes was released following the sentencing hearing.

Updated September 9, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime